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greenBlue Ousel Falls

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1.6 mile 2.5 kilometer out and back
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 260' 79 m
Descent: -260' -79 m
High: 6,566' 2,001 m
Low: 6,461' 1,969 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by samh Haraldson

A great all-season hike for those in the Big Sky area ending at a beautiful waterfall.

samh Haraldson

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Overview

A gorgeous waterfall hike nestled among the highly developed Big Sky area.

Description

From the Ousel Falls trailhead descend an excellently designed and well-graded, wide dirt and gravel path. Along the way, multiple stopping points to view the river and ultimately Ousel Falls present themselves. At the end, take in the falls and enjoy the quiet surroundings. In winter, the falls become a series of towers of ice, a frozen grandeur. In summer, they are a lulling murmur of sound and spray.

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Jun 19, 2019
Chase Ellison
Jun 11, 2019
Mark Lindemann
Jun 6, 2019
Eric Harrill
3.2mi
Jul 29, 2018
Nate Trauntvein
Very pretty and stroller friendly! 1.6mi
Jul 13, 2018
Patrick Donovan
Aug 20, 2017
Bethany Triemstra
Aug 19, 2017
Andrew Kalman
Aug 13, 2017
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  4.6 from 8 votes

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